“Some L.A. Unified schools face packed classes, roaming students as new $20-million tracking system falters”, from the Times on August 20, 2014.
“Los Angeles Unified officials will have to explain how they spent $700 million to help needy children last year, before county education officials approve a proposed three-year plan for additional state revenue”, from the Los Angeles Daily News on August 20, 2014.
“L.A. Unified Police will no longer issue citations for most fights, petty theft and other minor offenses”, from the Times on August 19, 2014.
“LAUSD says it's not subject to state's 'parent trigger' law this year”, from the Times on August 14, 2014.
“Why AP courses are overrated: There's too much to teach in too little time, a former LAUSD teacher argues”, from the Times on August 14, 2014.
I could link headline after headline, story after story, year after year for decades.
Public education is about educating the students for life, not controversy, not headlines, not test scores, not negative school board elections for an office that pays $45,637 annually. The 2 candidates in the last school board election raised over $400,00 in campaign funds attempting to step into this quagmire.
The 7 members of the Board of Education are publicly elected. They chose the Superintendent and are supposed to be supervising him. Instead, he tells them what he wants and they vote for it. He follows the lead of his masters, Broad and Gates.
As long as this continues, LAUSD will be the greatest show on earth.